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Bradley holds off Rose in playoff to win BMW 7d. Tiger's BMW play nets automatic U. Open berth 7d Bob Harig. Tiger on Nike's Kaepernick ad: You are here Home. July , Chicago Golf Club Par: The event is open to any female professional or amateur golfer who is at least 50 years of age on July 12 and has a handicap index not exceeding 7. The course was designed by C. Macdonald and opened in Players will be playing par 73, 6, yards long. Editor's Picks Presented by Penske. Interestingly, the "official" average, as determined by the U.
Golf Association, the ruling body of golf in America, is the least accurate. The USGA runs the handicapping system for golfers, enabling it to come up with a precise average for male -- and female -- golfers who obtain a handicap.
But "Golf Digest" says the majority of golfers don't have an official USGA handicap, and these golfers tend to shoot much higher scores.
Still, there are various ways to estimate the scores of an average golfer with a fair degree of accuracy. Golfers who consistently make a bogey on a hole, which is one over the par of a hole, are often considered to be average golfers. This results in a handicap of about 20 on a course of standard difficulty, which translates to a score in the 90s. According to the USGA, a male bogey golfer hits tee shots in the yard range and has the ability to reach a yard hole in two shots.
The male bogey golfer qualifies an an average golfer under USGA standards, but he's actually 10 strokes or so better than a truly average golfer.